On the eve of the opening of the Frieze Art Fair in New York, curator Omar López-Chahoud will talk about the distinct role that art fairs play in the larger cultural economy, and the vision for UNTITLED.
About the presenter
Omar López-Chahoud has been the Artistic Director and Curator of UNTITLED. since its founding in 2012 and will lead the curatorial team of the 2015 edition of UNTITLED. As an independent curator, López-Chahoud has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions in the United States and internationally. Most recently, he curated the Nicaraguan Biennial in March 2014. López-Chahoud has participated in curatorial panel discussions at Artists' Space, Art in General, MoMA PS1, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. He is currently a member of the Bronx Museum Acquisitions Committee. López-Chahoud earned MFAs from Yale University School of Art, and the Royal Academy of Art in London.
About WPA Professional Practices SERIES
From its inception, WPA has been an artist service organization. The Professional Practices Series, previously called No Artist Left Behind, offers 6-8 workshops per year that teach artists business skills, provide valuable career and practical advice, and expose them to new skills and techniques that can help them grow or refine their artistic practice. WPA strives to offer information that goes beyond the basics and addresses the needs of artists at every phase of their career. WPA Professional Practices workshops are always free to WPA members.
Special thanks to the City Fund for their support of Professional Practices: On the Usefulness of Art Fairs.
Washington Project For the Arts Inc. is supported by the City Fund, which works to make the District of Columbia a more healthy, stable, and vibrant place to live for all its residents. The City Fund is administered by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.
Washington Project for the Arts
2124 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
FREE, but space is limited.
Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 pm